Serial fans thrilled by trailer for new documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed

On February 9, 1999 the body of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee was discovered in Leakin Park in Baltimore.

She had been strangled and her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed was arrested for her murder shortly after – despite claiming he was innocent.

In February 2000 Adnan was convicted of first-degree murder and given a life sentence in prison, plus 30 years.

Fast forward 14 years and the shocking case was turned into the subject of an investigative journalism podcast known as Serial – which was an instant hit and went on to win various awards.

Serial fans thrilled by trailer for new documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed

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Serial, created by Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, investigated the murder of Hae Min and raised questions about whether Adnan had been fairy convicted.

The podcast , which has been downloaded more than 175 million times, revealed that Adnan’s lawyer had not called one of his school classmates, Asia McClain, who claims she has an alibi for Syed at the time of the murder.

Adnan, now 38, was granted a new trial in March 2018 after a Maryland appeals court ruled he had "ineffective assistance" during his original trial.

He’s currently awaiting a decision on the appeal which is expected to be delivered some time before August, and while followers of the case wait with him, they can now feast their eyes on the trailer for a new HBO documentary inspired by Serial.

Serial fans thrilled by trailer for new documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed

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Today HBO have released the first trailer for The Case Against Adnan Syed, a four hour show which has been in the making since 2015.

The show promises "new discoveries, as well as groundbreaking revelations that challenges the state’s case."

There’s no date set yet for the release of the first episode, but it’s expected to air in the next few months.

During the episodes, viewers will be able to watch interviews with Adnan, his defence team, his family, Hae Min’s teachers and Adnan’s former friend Jay Wilds, who testified against him during the murder trial.

Serial fans thrilled by trailer for new documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed

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The show also features attorney Rabia Chaudry, who worked on another podcast about Adnan, called Undisclosed, and published a book on his story in 2016.

Fans of Serial were thrilled by the trailer.

Taking to Twitter , one person wrote: "I love the Serial podcast so I cannnooooottt wait for this!!"

Another posted: "Can’t wait."

A third added: "I am so ready for this."

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